An openly gay man will be elected president, because:
a) he will run largely under the radar screen, on the net
b) he will get the youth, urban and swiftly growing minority vote
c) he will get the women vote because he won't be pushing a moral agenda that is prohibitive
d) the media will come up with names of people he has had sex with. It will be a long list. He will beam while proudly admitting to having had sex with them all (even the ones he can't quite recall)
e) the Libertarians will toss in with him just before the election, giving him the support of guys like Clint Eastwood and Kurt Russell
f) The two party system, which is as close to death as the electoral college, will once again produce two candidates who will be distasteful to most of America. Americans will look about for a hero and will sense something in the voice of the gay candidate: that long-lost sound of sincerety.
g) Other countries (need I name them?) will toss in with the gay candidate, as will Oprah
(h) It will help if he has military and government experience)
i) Barbra Streisand will get to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom again.
Early in his presidency, he will be assassinated, and will become instantly heroic in memoriam. Gay issues will reach resolution. He will have been the catalyst.
I know that all this sounds Messianic, but that is rather what is born of oppression.
Who's it going to be? I've been scanning the horizon for sight of him. He hasn't yet appeared. He's out there somewhere maybe just beginning to sense his responsibility and destiny.